Sunday, October 19, 2008


Imagine my surprise early this morning when I looked out my front window and saw a racoon running across the street and into my front yard. I had been waiting for my hubby to hopefully come home from work, but had given up on that and was headed to bed. Doing my usual rounds of checking and double checking doors and windows, I looked out the window and caught a glimpse of what I thought was my cat running back to the house to be let in for the night. The closer the figure got though, the more I realized that the run was all wrong, the tail was much fluffier, the nose was much pointier and the coloring was ALL wrong. A silly racoon, which I'm assuming had been eating cat food across the street at the neighbors house, came bounding toward our house after being scared by the neighbors coming home. He didn't stay long, but long enough for me to get a good look at it as it crossed our yard and back toward the dead end where there are still plenty of trees to hide in. After he disappeared out of sight, I went into my bedroom and checked for my cat and found her tucked safely into my computer chair. No need to worry about her tangling with a racoon this time!!

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